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A14 - 65HP  ID Plate
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WHLB310 ID plate. 1979
This is the low-horsepower A14, only 60HP, but got 47 mpg (56 mpg imperial) with 5-speed transmission in a coupe.

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Posted: 2007/3/10 10:13  Updated: 2007/3/10 10:13
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2003/6/27
From: Southern Tablelands N.S.W. Australia
Posts: 8287
 Re: A14 ID Plate
What's the code breakdown on WHLB310? Some of it is easy enough, but H? ......

W= Wagon
H= ? [A14, or even more specific, the Economy A14 engine perhaps?]
L= Left drive
B= Small series Datsun
3= Fourth model in the series [B10, B110, B210, B310]
10= Passenger model [non truck]

I used my own right drive factory manual as a guide for the above but the 'H' code was not used here.

P.S. The tag looks to read 65hp, or perhaps 63, but not 60 & the mileage is VERY impressive for the heavy B310 Wagon. That's staggering.

Note that this one uses the old 'Car Number' or 'Chassis Number' system. The International 17 character, alpha numeric, 'VIN' looks to have been introduced the following year.

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Posted: 2007/3/11 5:01  Updated: 2007/3/11 5:01
Joined: 2001/5/3
From: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 31324
 Re: A14 ID Plate
As far as I can tell:
* H- upgrade engine
* P- biggest engine
This seems to hold generally true across Datsun models lines. For the B310, H is A14 and P is A15.

Yes, that is 65 HP, my mistake. Some A14s were rated at 85 HP.

The 47 mpg rating would be about 56 mpg imperial (using Aussie gallons).

Weight has almost nothing to do with highway fuel economy (on perfectly level roads it means nothing). Only in "city" driving where you accelerate, then brake, and so forth does accelerating the mass come into play. This is why a 3000-pound 5.7 litre V8 Corvette can get 30mpg. In any case, that rating was for the Coupe with 5-speed.